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Charlie Sheen 12, Us 5, America 5, Charlie 5, Lindsay Lohan 2, Celebrex 2, Nazis 2, Detroit 2, Angus 2, Hollywood 2, Cisco 2, Ding 2, John 2, Lance Armstrong 2, Jimmy Keene 2, Hives 1, Duluth 1, Ulcers 1, Naproxen 1, Narcotic 1,
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    January 26, 2013
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go through on a daily basis, you know, wondering where she is, wondering what happened, i don't think he would have any choice to confess and let us know where she's buried. >> donna reitler is not as sure. >> yeah, he confessed, he recanted. he confessed, he recanted. without a body it's just another possibility. >> more than anything else, they just want their daughter back. >> to have a place to lay her to rest, just to be able to sit and just talk to her. >> as for jimmy keene, his truth is stranger than fiction. he's gone from football standout to drug dealer to undercover operative. and now to screen star, with his story in development as a
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hollywood film. still, says keene, he thinks of the victims' families and hopes they'll find their answers. >> that's all they can do, is keep hoping. there was a glimmer of hope when jimmy keene was involved here. maybe something else will still evolve out of this. maybe the things i've done and am still doing will still shine a light and give them hope at some point. so strike fear into the hearts of hollywood big wigs, charlie sheen. >> when the show is run by nazis, it takes on another light. >> he has never been afraid to speak his mind, and tonight is no different. >> i was an ass. >> people will tell you he is dangerous, unpredictable. of course that is exactly why i like him. >> i don't want to say that time aged me, but i certainly want to
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say it put a little salt in my saddle. >> and the one thing you never thought you would hear charlie sheen say, you're not that crazy guy anymore? >> no, i'm not. >> charlie sheen, welcome back sir, ding, ding, round two. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening, if you happened to name my top three all-time favorite guests, charlie sheen would be one of them, he is honest, candid, and unpredictable. i'm not sure he knows where he will go next, his off-screen roles are getting headlines, especially his battles with "two and a half men." it has been nearly two years since i sat down with him, and he is back again. charlie, good to see you. you look great. >> thank you, i feel good.
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>> are you making the rounds of the shows? charlie is a good guy. >> thank you, called sleep, start there. start there. >> let's take a little look before we go any further. at a clip from the last interview, which is february 2011. and it will politely be described as the height of "sheen mania." i mean, addiction specialists. >> i've been around them for 20 years, they have been lying to me. >> the premise is, you're in denial, you never really stopped, and thought i have to sort myself out properly and if you do follow the program, it can work, others say it can work for me. >> and i can have a life like them? i'll pass, why, because my life is a winner, and they're losers, i don't want their lives, they want mine, but they want to criticize the hell out of them.
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they have run the gamut from he is not loaded, he is manic, i guess that implies there will be a crash, i don't know when that comes, but i guess you can cover it. >> one, two, your reaction -- >> how about let you finish the question? >> what do you feel about -- >> it is a little bit cringeable, it is a little hard to watch. i thought it looked okay. but no, it is a guy involved in something other worldly. >> the guy, literally at war with everybody. >> yeah, whether they were picking a fight or not, yeah, lighten up, frances, geez? >> how is your view of addiction, and how has it changed? >> it softened a little bit, i'm not as vitriolic as i was then,
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but i still don't completely buy the disease, part of the establishment that has a 4% success rate, those are numbers i'm making up. but yeah, i don't miss that group, to be honest with you. >> you're not that crazy guy anymore, you were very wired. it was a fascinating interview. you have done almost insane interviews of other people deliberately goading you. and actually me sitting back and letting you talk was riveting television. >> thank you. >> and you were the guy who walked away from the highest paid tv gig in america, people don't do that. >> well, walking away or getting fired -- >> you could have walked away. >> i think -- i was right on the verge and i pushed it. i did want out of there after season three, though, it was just no fun at all. and i was so -- i was so upset and shocked that we would have this great tremendous success and nobody was laughing when we
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were doing it, except the audience, i thought this was not how i thought it was supposed to be. >> how hard was it for you, even with all the experience you had, to have your life in this huge gold fish bowl over that period where everybody was talking about nothing else but charlie sheen? >> it was pretty adrenal, it was pretty unnerving at times, exciting to have my tweets open up on the evening news -- >> you may remember this, you were not on twitter, we talked about it on one of the breaks. >> i hadn't started yet? >> no, and i said you would get so many hits. and i think the next day you started on twitter, and within the week you had 5 million followers, now you have -- >> and the three on facebook, yeah, so it is -- i'm just glad that people stuck with me, glad they stuck with me.
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it is an interesting idea, concept, and hence a reality, the whole twitter concept. >> you zap away and engage with people, but ultimately you're charlie sheen on twitter, you're the character, you're funny, sharp, controversial. you don't really care. >> out here melting, i'm sorry. it is a little hot in here, sorry about that. well, i think if it is done tastefully, i don't want to use it as a platform to insult people or attack people or movements or organizations. but i think it is a fabulous tool for fans, especially to get messages out. >> the stand -- >> yeah, the stand you're taking is really impressive. >> what do you think of the whole gun debate. i'm obviously very consciously aware i'm not an american, my country, we were not reared on guns, they were not around. >> how many homicides in your
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country last year. >> the last recorded in england was 39, in america, the same year, america, 11 and a half, 12,000, i find it very scary, i don't understand why people wouldn't want to try to deal with it. do you understand? >> i think the problem that people face, well, there is two things. if anybody from the nra wants to look anybody in the eyes and tell them that guns are still necessary, i urge them to, and see how that goes. >> those particular types of assault weapons. >> yeah, because we're not supposed to bury our children, and nobody would have if that weapon was not involved. the argument people are going to make, how do you get the guns from the bad guys, because the bad guys want guns and the good guys want guns. in the constitution, the right to bear arms, establishing a militia, which we don't really have to do these days, we have a standing army.
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>> i get why americans want to defend themselves, i don't get why anybody needs or would want to use an assault weapon that could fire a 100 bullets in a minute. you can't use them for hunting, not for sports. >> if you're part of a team or fighting a war, yes. >> have you ever owned guns yourself? >> yes, i was not a hunter, but a target shooter and more of a weapons collector with a lot of vintage stuff. and all through the years, various weapons. and then i had a domestic and they took them all away and i haven't gotten them back. >> how do you feel about it? >> i am okay with it, i have a security team that is pretty well armed. >> do you miss guns? >> i miss shooting, i would go down and spend hours, it was very zen for me. i didn't feel like -- i thought there were tools for what i was using them for. not for all the negative stuff. >> when you see -- people say that you can't ignore the
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instances of a violent hollywood film, you made a great war film. do you see any correlation we know the violent hollywood films and some of these incidents, do you think it can? >> i think it can, thankfully there is enough of us out there that view it as entertainment, and have fun with it. i think there is -- more damage can be done with the show like "criminal minds," where some guy is out there planning his next big serial kill and gets ideas from that stuff, it is hard to watch. >> quentin tarantino argues that he merely reflects what is happening in real life. it is chicken and the egg, and this stuff is going on. >> but the movies can influence things in another direction, as well. because people put so much power into that visual, that -- you know, the places that they're taken to when they go to a film. so i think that it can have a
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positive impact or a negative one. i don't know, i wish i had a solution and i know you feel the same way. >> i feel very frustrated like a lot of people do, that you can't even have a debate. we're having a civilized conversation about it. a lot of people just can't do it. they want to get so intensely enrane enraged about the second amendment. they don't see what i see, which is why would anyone want to use this military-style weapon. >> fighting a war. >> in platoon, i get it. the other big story of the week, lance armstrong, what is your view of him? >> i met him once at a party and assumed he was in a bad mood, because he was not the most friendly guy in the world. but i'm sure some people have said that about me, not too often, i'm pretty approachable. i said mr. armstrong, i'm sorry to bother you, i just want to
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shake your hand. and he said that is nice. >> when was this? >> and i said no, it is not nice, ass, this is probably -- five years ago. six years ago. >> and that is all he said to you? >> yeah. >> did he even shake your hand? >> yeah. >> but he didn't really want to? >> again, i don't want to tell both sides of the story or what he was into that night or what was going on. and i have just been on the sidelines like the rest of us, watching the fall from grace. >> he is one of the biggest cheats in sporting history, the number of lives he adversely affected. i get all of this "livestrong" thing, but on oprah, he is sort of an american icon, whether it was marion jones or the sporting hero, when they are caught cheating i feel they are really
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hurting americans, because they put these people on such pedestals, and the heroes, especially the ones who win globally, what do you think? >> i think america is very forgiving if the person has not been like you described, some of the behavior that lance pursued, i think if there -- the reason i have been given for a lot of my stuff is because there is always a feeling of honesty, the guy is trying to do the right thing. i took steroids, and they worked and i stopped. and i admitted it. they worked about it in "sports illustrated." and it put my modest fastball to a decent .385. it made me really crazy, insane, angry, picking fights in bars. so i get it. also in the couple of weeks of the shooting it gave me the energy i needed to keep going. a lot of people talk about bonds
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and this hall of fame thing recently, which is kind of a bit of a disaster. >> i couldn't understand all the fuss, these guys were clearly -- most of them were cheats. why would you put a cheater into the hall of fame? >> as far as bonds goes, the cheating, they really never proved it. it could be age, maybe too much salt, i was not there, people forget to mention they were not there. >> you saw the positive effect of the steroids, on your ability to pitch. these guys are not playing fair, are they? >> yeah, well, yeah, it was nice to see they're looking at the pitchers, not just the hitters, but it still doesn't let you hit the baseball better, may give you extra legs deep in the season but you still have to have that god-given ability like he did, and he is the greatest hitter of all time. >> do you forgive lance armstrong? >> i would like to sit down and talk to him, make my opinion based on sitting down with him,
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tomorrow starts here. >> it sounds to me like you've got a man cave. >> what the hell is a man cave? >> you keep all your favorite stuff, you can do what you want and no one bothers you. used to be called your life but then you got married and now it's just a room. >> that's actually a great show. >> you always choose shows where you basically are perfectly equipped to play the character you're playing.
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two and a half men, you're a loose, womanizing party boy. you play a guy who was originally sentenced to anger management counseling. again, does it get easier? pl plap. i really like this character, he is so much more multi-dimensional than charlie -- wow, wow, a lot of charles, i think that should be my last charlie role, you know? >> you're giving up charlie completely, in all senses? >> didn't have any children, charlie, didn't do that. carlos is bob's middle name. but no, i -- this role -- he --
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we created this character together, but didn't flush it out completely, because we knew we would have a few episodes to do that, you know. we have 100. >> did you feel vindicated? you were still doing the business on screen, hugely popular. >> right, sure. >> nothing you were doing in your private life, however chaotic directly was affecting what was appearing on screen. >> no, no. it was slowing me down personally, but it wasn't slowing the production down. but yeah, no, it was very satisfying and not so much in their face. i've got to walk away from that at some point. i still haven't. but just to let america know and my friends and family know that i was still capable of doing this and i wasn't going to get back on the horse as soon as i could. i basically brushed myself off, walked across the street and put
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this thing together. it's very exciting. >> is it more fun doing these shows sober? >> it's a lot more fun. yeah. you can make a lot more choices. and when you say sober, i'm never a guy that worked loaded because doing a sitcom is so specific. it's like a big dance that has a very specific metronome on it. the detail of work is very difficult and you can't find it if you're fogged, you know? >> do you still party much? >> not as much as i used to >> not as much as you used to? >> you haven't given it totally up. >> smoke a little pot, drink a little. i'm 47. >> same age as me. i'm disappointed that you look younger than me. >> you're very kind, very kind. but as far as -- but when i say i wasn't high on the set, i was hungover like a bastard. i think that can slow down the
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choices that one can make. >> i always wondered if that makes any difference. in movies, in tv shows, in this role you're playing some male model. a womanizing party boy, why would looking hungover be brand damaging? it shouldn't be. but when the show is run by aa nazis, that brings on a different light. >> have you gotten on with chuck lorie since then? >> still haven't spoken to him. we were in the same hotel lobby and missed each other by ten minutes. >> what if you saw him? >> hey, good luck with everything, good luck with that and see you on campus. i think that's what i would have done.
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>> do you harbor resentment towards him? >> i just wish he would acknowledge at some point that he had a hand in it. he did put out a statement. the timing was perfect for him actually. nothing is organic. it's always a little bit manufactured. it was right before we were going to debut and he put out a statement, we did what we had to do. it was on the eve of us getting all this attention. he didn't want to get -- >> do you miss it? >> parts of it i miss, yeah. when i look back at the pilot, it was an absolute gem. it was an absolute gem. and i almost agreed to do that show based on his enthusiasm and his track record without seeing a script. i said to him, what are you going to call it. when he said "two and a half men" i knew it was a hit. and i read the script five days later. and when i said angus, you're better than a dog, i knew we had gold. >> it's like guns n roses. it's like axel and slash. you made sweet music together and it's over. probably everyone would love you to work together again. you made such great comedy and
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you can't even stand to be in the same room together. >> i would so much like for them to get back together. >> would you? >> yes >> what do you make of ashton kutcher? you vary between being critical and -- >> he's a great man. he's done a critical job with what they've given him. he should be grateful to have -- to have john there, john is a genius. >> is the show as good with him? do you think? >> no. and not because of -- well, yeah, because of me. but what they did, piers is they got rid of -- they unloaded their anchor and they went adrift. i don't think you realize how important your anchor is until you don't have it. >> do you ever watch it? >> i watched it early on. i thought their first -- their pilot episode had one of the great television moments of all
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time with the ashes and the reveal of the guy behind the window. that was brilliant. the show should have ended there and said to be continued. but i don't know why a billionaire would want to buy a house with a kid and a guy and stay there. is he still living in my house? >> do you ever speak to him? >> i met him at the emmys. he was really cool. >> he's actually a cool guy. >> he was very sweet, yeah. and john keeps winning emmies >> let's watch a little angus meltdown. >> people see us and be like oh, i can be on a show like "two and a half men." you can not be a true god-fearing person and be on a television show like that. i know i can't. i'm not okay with what i'm learning, what the bible says
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and being on that television show. >> i do have a certain sympathy for chuck lorre at this point. are you all completely crackers? >> angus, what does the bible say about "two and a half men." wow, wow. what does that mean, and what the bible says? wow >> when you first saw that, what did you think? >> i didn't think it was an act. i thought some influence had come into his life that he embraced. it didn't seem to be of the popular vote. i don't know. >> had he shown any signs of this extreme religious o-- >> not even close. i think at one point he claimed to be agnostic. there was one episode about religion but it wasn't like a water cooler topic or anything. >> when he went off like this. he then regretted it and said he
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wished he hadn't. but what he did, did you try to reach out to him? >> no, because i knew when i did -- you know, the amount of people coming at me, i knew i probably wouldn't get through and i didn't want to be that guy hey, man, now that that happened i'm calling. well, why didn't you call before that? you know what i'm saying? he's a terrific kid and this feels temporary. this doesn't feel like a jonestown meltdown. >> let's talk more meltdowns. lindsay lohan who you gave $100,000 to. >> cheers. designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+.
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>> now charlie sheen, why did you give lindsay lohan $100,000? >> good question. i thought i was going to get it back. >> did you get it back? soo. >> no, no. they offered me a ton of dough for one day's work. i said great, i'll do it. they said we want to hire lindsay we want to give her half of what we were going to make you. i said fine. they shorted her 100. on what they thought they were going to do. and she went public. >> this was "scary movie 5." >> was she grateful? >> eventually, yeah. it wasn't right off the bat, though. in the moment when i mentioned to her, i don't believe she thought it was true. there was a bit of a delay. but that's fine.
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>> she in many ways has gone through not a dissimilar pattern from you. she's clearly struggled with that and various demons and drugs and alcohol. can even you give someone like that advice? or is it look in the mirror and work it out for yourself. >> the only thing that i was saddened about, if she had asked me questions about some of my own stuff, i would have gladly given her advice, but she didn't. and i found that interesting. maybe she didn't want to bother me or pry. >> obviously your family is all pretty famous. your dad from all reports, and you can clarify it if you want to now, was pretty concerned about you last time i interviewed you. >> and i was a [ bleep ] in my response to him. complete and total. i was an ass. let's play what martin said. >> he still struggles with a lot of demons and a lot of unresolved parts to his character that didn't get to
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develop because he was an international celebrity before he was an adult. you know? it took a severe toll on him and there were influences on him that were stronger than ours and we couldn't get to him. you know, he had a lot of fans and a lot of people around him ill advising him on every conceivable level. >> that's powerful. he was an international star before he was an adult. that is powerful, yeah >> not dissimilar to lindsay, of course. yeah, my reaction was very shameful, at the time, and now i'm really grateful. >> when you acted out aggressively against what he said, how did he respond to that? >> he didn't. he's too adult for that, you know? he just figured it was me just doing my thing. we would come back together eventually. >> did that happen? >> oh, hell, yeah. >> how did that happen?
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>> there was a moment we had that i think the tour ended and he came back from spain and we had a nice -- we had a lunch together. we didn't really talk about much. he said the tour is a mess. what else? no more t-shirts. he said no more interviews? he said no. then he said why don't you go get your money and take care of your kids. >> good advice. >> just brought it down to basics. we work together now. he's on the show. he's fabulous and really funny. he doesn't know how good he is on the show. >> does he know how possibly influential he's been on your recovery? >> i think so, yeah. >> it must make you very proud. >> it does. we're more friends than a father-son relationship. but he's the guy i go to if there's something i can't figure out. and there is a lot that i still can't.
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why not go to the people who have been there before you. >> when you see someone like robert downey jr., for example, and others go through this kind of thing. do you see the same stuff going down when you see people like that go through the same stuff you went through? or is everyone different? >> they handle it differently and it looks a little differently on them, but i think it's a similar garment we're all wearing, yeah. i think fame has a lot to do with it. excesses has a lot to do with it. not so much excess, but access. access to anything with a phone call day or night. >> money is in no object. if you want drugs, booze, women, goddesses, whatever you like. >> yes, yes. you can lead the fantasy life everyone imagines it is. but the reality is, it becomes a nightmare. >> it can. at first it's really bitchin'. it's radical and everything you thought it was going to be and it's not. and that turns on a dime. wait a minute, this was so cool
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an hour ago and now it sucks. which is a big disappointment when that happens. now what? >> save your boring life, sorry. is that always your demon? >> yes, but also for me, people have come to expect a certain flare out of me, a certain type of behavior. and was i doing it for them or myself? i don't think it really was who i wanted to be. i think, again, things just sort of got ahead of themselves and you start playing catch-up and putting the blocks back together. >> i found some of the stuff on the tour, i began to think, i don't want charlie doing this anymore. >> i thought that after show two. >> it felt uncontrollable. and you were getting annihilated for it. i thought this whole winning thing, doesn't look like it is winning. >> it was brutal. not winning at all.
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i think a lot of people don't realize i was completely broke because, you know, when they kept my back end and fired me, i didn't have any money left. and so, i was using the tour to actually pay child support and mortgages and stuff like that. you know? i'm grateful for that. >> did you have a moment of catharsis. did you have a moment when you suddenly went, i'm not doing this anymore? certainly not at the level i've been doing it. >> it was in detroit, opening night. no, that was bad, by the way. detroit was bad. >> i saw some video footage. >> wow, dodging stuff. literally dodging stuff. >> yeah, it was about the adrenaline and the, sort of the forward momentum of it kind of lost its luster after about show seven. and i knew i had 15 or 14 left. and just -- i didn't know -- i didn't have an act. there was no act. i think people were expecting to show up and literally watch me die on stage.
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or spontaneously combust or suddenly become, like, cash and women. i don't know what they were expecting. but that's when i had to dig a little deeper and keep going, keep moving forward because i gave this company my word that i would finish this and i did against all odds. >> i look at you now, i see someone not unrecognizable from two years ago, but certainly a very different charlie sheen. >> i'm flattered, thank you. >> you may quibble with this, but i would say there's a maturity now that maybe wasn't around then. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> and self-awareness. they say that religion is for people trying to stay out of hell, i think i'm a little more spiritual. i just think i -- i don't want to say that time aged me, but it certainly put a little more salt in my saddle, you know? is that an expression? i just made that up. >> that's the perfect lead-in to the next segment. it's about women. i want to find out if there's still salt in your saddle. with the goddesses.
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this is going to hurt. oh, god! >> charlie sheen's new movie. that looks like a surreal load of fun. >> thank you, thank you. >> enjoy making it? >> i do. he is a genius. i think he wrote it about a love that he lost and still couldn't figure it out. >> where are you now with women? >> a girlfriend? >> a goddess? >> no, just a girlfriend. >> what happened to the goddesses? >> they went their separate way. there was not a lot of drama. it was mutually agreed upon. >> every man's dream or did it get complicated? >> it got complicated. i still believe in that model. i think you can live with two
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women, but they got to be the right women. and i think they have to know each other before they can know you. you can't randomly put them together and expect it to work perfect because it doesn't work. >> tell me about the lady in your life. >> jones we call her. >> she's not an entertainer? >> yeah. >> you have a thing for those. >> i do. you can do a lot of research before you meet them. no joke. but i'm a bigger fan since. she's fabulous. you know, she's -- i don't want to say the female version of me, but we have very similar traits and qualities. and she's a lot younger and she's hotter than the word itself. and she's fun as hell. fun as hell. >> you don't have any problem with what she does? >> she doesn't do it anymore. >> she has given it up? that stuff is all out there. it's the reason we met so how can i criticize it? >> are you in love with her?
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>> i am, actually. there's a part of me that is. absolutely, yeah. but i think there's different types of love. >> you've been married three times. >> that didn't work. >> were you properly in love each time? >> i thought i was, yeah. and i might have been in certain moments. >> i think you can be in love with somebody and be in a fleeting moment but still very real. >> you're also a grandfather. >> i am. not just yet. about eight months away. >> how do you feel about that? >> i'm excited. i have a son-in-law. it's weird. >> this is by the daughter of your childhood sweetheart. >> pauline. >> never married? >> never married, no. >> she's now in her late 20s. >> 28. her birthday was 12/12/12. that is kind of trippy. >> that moment she says dad you're going to be a grandfather, that has to be a wake-up call. >> as steve martin said years ago, it gives me caca pants. i knew it was going to happen,
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but i didn't know it would be this soon. it's none of my business when she chose to do that, you know? i've just got to be along for the ride and celebrate and cheering her along and giving her whatever she needs to be comfortable. >> and how about your twin boys? >> pretty good. trying to work some stuff out with the mom, but i put everybody in my neighborhood, which is my ultimate master plan. with denise and the girls in one house, and brook and the boys in another. >> denise looks after the boys? >> she does, yeah. >> it's actually reasonably civilized. >> it is. yeah. just get everybody paid and they'll be happy, you know? sorry. >> do you see much of the boys? >> not as much as i plan to or i would like to. but what's really cool is when they come to set and we have a kid station there. we have, you know, my bus is friendly and smoke free most of the time. >> how many kids do you have?
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>> five. >> five kids. some with brooke, some with denise. >> are they becoming friends? >> becoming friends, yeah. >> when you see the influence and impact your father had on you recently, do you understand more the power of you as a fatherly role model to your kids? >> to a degree, yeah. >> are you ready for that responsibility? >> i think i am. i've amassed a pretty interesting variety of experiences and knowledge to offer them, things to do and things not to do. you know? >> what would be the number one bit of advice you would give, particularly one of your sons perhaps? >> leave with the truth. leave with the truth. that's what i've always done. that's what my dad told me. it's the reason a gentleman and a pearl like yourself would ask me back after the interview we had because i leave with the truth. you don't have to remember the truth. the truth is unchanging. >> that is very true. >> yeah, it's unchanging. >> i want to talk to you about movies and oscars.
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>> on the basis of that performance, seth macfarlane is now hosting the oscars. >> good for him. he's -- >> how will it go with that particular style for the oscars? >> might want to turn it down just aw little bit. he's a genius, though. he's fabulous. >> he's one of my favorite interviews, too. i think he'll be terrific at the oscars. >> i do too. good for him. he was great at the roast, wasn't he? >> he was superb. the roast is an extraordinary american phenomenon, but i rather like it. >> i do too. >> it's compellingly dreadful. >> we basically did it to get a cable rating. i can say that now, right, mark? we didn't have a cable rating and we were going to go out and shop the show. how can we get a good cable rating and do something exciting and fun? let's do a roast. and i lied to them and said i've seen them all, they're great, let's do something a little different. let me figure it out later. the only one i'd never seen was my own. it was the first one i saw, was my own.
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and i thought it was pretty good, right? >> it was fantastic. >> and people said how did you stand -- >> did any of it hurt you? >> no. i liked everybody that was there. and it was all really smart humor. how do you take that personally you? can't. you can't take it personally. >> it's been a big year for movies. have you seen many movies? >> not too many. >> do you ever actually go and buy a ticket and -- >> oh, yeah. i was in atlanta and i went and saw "safe house." a few months ago. was that a year ago? i love going to the movies. now i even go to a steak and a beer. it's amazing. >> how about when people go to a movie theater and find you next to them? how do they react? >> they usually wait till the film's over to talk to me, which is polite. i guess they figure i'm a fan like anybody else, you know. >> are you in your heart a movie star, do you think? >> i'm a baseball player in my heart. seriously. i'm a baseball -- in my fantasies i'm a baseball star. >> is that what you really -- >> oh, yeah. >> who's your team? >> the cincinnati reds. >> that would have been the dream for you? >> yeah. oh, yeah. but i'm not a -- but i wouldn't still be playing right now. unless i was jamie moyer, who played until like 48 or 9. no, would have been -- i don't
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know that i had the skills to play professionally. i probably would have been riding a bus in duluth till i was like 35. but pursuing a dream. i would trade an oscar right now for one official at-bat in the show. not in spring training but an actual official major league at-bat. i would trade an oscar for that. >> would you really? >> absolutely. at the drop of a hat. because de niro can't pick up the baseball encyclopedia and go look, one for one. he can go look, there's five of these. but he can't have that one at-bat. >> take a final break, charlie. we'll be right back. motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic.
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